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Kevin Harvick’s car hit by parachuter before Texas race

Nick Bromberg
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The dent from a sandbag attached to a parachuter on Kevin Harvick's car. (@KevinHarvick)

FORT WORTH, Tex. -- Now NASCAR teams will need to prepare for parachuters before races now.

While sitting on pit road lined up more than two hours before the start of Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick's car was hit while a parachuter attempted to land in the infield.

The jumper landed on the infield without incident, but the same can't be said for Harvick's car, which took a direct blow on the driver's side from a sandbag attached to the parachuter to weigh down the Texas flag that he was carrying. The result was a large dent in the top of the 9 in Harvick's No. 29 right below the driver's side window.

Harvick tweeted the above photo and this:

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Harvick's team pulled his car off the grid and took it back to the garage to fix the damage for approximately 30 minutes after consulting with NASCAR.

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